Conflicts Analyst

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with 675 attorneys and over 1,000 total on our team, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft seeks a Conflicts Analyst to serve our Conflicts team.

We are seeking a Conflicts Analyst to join our Conflicts team. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience working in a legal/ethical conflicts department in a mid- to large-sized law firm. This position can be based in our Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, or Minneapolis office. Under the direction of the Firm’s Conflicts Counsel, the Conflicts Analyst will perform research and prepare conflicts search reports analyzing the data of existing and potential clients and matters and identify and assist in resolving possible ethical conflicts in representation and business issues for both new business and lateral matters. The Conflicts Analyst serves clients and attorneys by ensuring that the firm fulfills its ethical obligations. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy - in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Define effective search strategies and conduct conflicts searches for new business and potential lateral matters using the firm’s internal electronic database.  Analyze, articulate and communicate search results to firm attorneys, including the identification and suggested resolution of potential conflicts. 
  • Perform comprehensive corporate research using online databases to accurately determine corporate affiliations and relationships.
  • Work collaboratively with Conflicts Counsel, Conflicts Attorneys, General Counsel, firm attorneys and the conflicts team to aid in conflicts resolution.
  • Draft engagement letters, conflict waivers and ethical screen memorandums for review.
  • Assist in the ongoing review, reconciliation and clean-up of the firm’s existing client/matter information and conflicts database.
  • Provide excellent customer service to legal assistants and firm attorneys.
  • Must have ability and willingness to work remotely outside of normal business hours as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1+ years of experience working in a law firm conflicts department that utilizes Intapp (strongly preferred) or equivalent conflicts software.
  • Working knowledge of professional responsibility and legal ethics rules pertaining to conflicts.
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks and projects while providing an accurate work product in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to think critically, independently and decisively.
  • Ability to take initiative and adapt to changes in workflow, processes and procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team atmosphere.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to scale communications to all levels within the firm and translate complex issues into simple concepts.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Alycen Cummings at acummings@taftlaw.com.


Taft is a State of Minnesota and City of St. Paul Affirmative Action Employer as required in those jurisdictions. Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.